Gordon West to Visit Benicia

And you are invited to attend. See the details on the Benicia ARC web site.

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Electric Power Transmission

Can your electric power delivery be affected by solar activity? Yes, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center. Read all about it here:


That website is also a great source for the latest information on the current sunspot cycle. Has cycle-25 started? Is it going to be better or worse than cycle-24? Get the scoop here.

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Alan Young K6KLL (sk)

Obituary in the Napa Register, March 3, 2019

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Update from the VEC

NEW GENERAL EXAMS COMING:  The new General class question pool will take effect on July 1, 2019 for all Element 3 General class license written exams. With the General class exams changing July 1st, new test designs must be created and used on that day. If you are planning to take the exam be sure you are using the current study guide.

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SARS /VIP in 1984

This YouTube video was sent to me by John WB6YZF, In 1984 the Silverado Amateur Radio Society was busy supporting the CDF (Now CalFire) in their Volunteers in Prevention program. We spent many hours monitoring ground activity in the wooded areas of Napa County, from private aircraft.

Most of the HAMS seen in the Video are no longer with us but many are. The video opens with a meeting in St. Helena at the Department of Forestry headquarters on Railroad Avenue.

See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-OmxzBZRCw&feature=youtu.be

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